State Rep. Will Tallman said he won more time to work on property tax and jobs issues for his constituents.
Tallman, R-Hanover, retained his 193rd House District seat, winning a total 13,327 votes compared to 5,740 total votes for Democrat Anthony McNevin of Adams County in Tuesday's election.
The totals are a combination of votes from York and Adams counties. In York County, Tallman won 8,327 votes to 3,758.
"I believe I won for my conservative values and for my history of working 30 years in manufacturing and creating jobs," Tallman said.
Tallman, 65, said his election victory gives him another term to work on two issues that affect his constituents the most - property taxes and jobs.
"Those are the main things people are talking to me about," he said. "So, we'll continue to work hard to get these issues resolved."
McNevin, 70, of Gardners, Adams County, said this was his first time running for public office. He said he ran a good campaign, but doesn't know whether he'll run again.
McNevin said he still believes he is the best man to help the district and the state overcome problems with public education and healthcare.
"But I admire (Tallman's) high ethical standard and his desire to do the right thing," McNevin said. "I wish him well and will follow, with great interest, all of his legislative activities.
The 193rd District consists of Hanover and Penn Township in York County and several townships and boroughs in Adams County.
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